Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Obamacare OVERTURNED!!!!!!

Relax, this is only a drill.  But if/when the Supreme Court does overturn the Affordable Care Act, what will happen next?

Will it be back to the drawing board, as if the raging battles of 2009 and 2010 never happened?  Don’t forget, Candidate Barack Obama campaigned for the public option during the 2008 election.  He took it off the table as soon as he got elected and the hardcore negotiations got underway.

But the public option was a popular idea during the 2008 election season.  If the 2,000-page Affordable Care Act gets overturned, maybe the public option will come back into favor.

Even better than the public option, there could be a slight adjustment to Medicare:  Make Medicare available to EVERYONE, not just people over 65.  Presto!  Single Payer, just like every other industrialized country in the world except us.

Or maybe we’ll go back to the good old days when insurance companies could turn you down because of your pre-existing condition, and/or your HMO could cancel your medical coverage AFTER you’ve already accumulated $800,000 worth of hospital bills.

Interesting times.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you could explain Public Option or Single Payer in 15 seconds, it would have won over decades ago. Unfortunately you can destroy it in 10 seconds


June 28, 2012 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

So glad your headline was a fake. Yahoo!!!!!

June 28, 2012 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

What Jim and Erik said. Watching the reactions on TV... it's all like a dream. I didn't think we would ever see this happen in America, because there is just too much money involved at the corporate level.

June 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Order your "IMPEACH JOHN ROBERTS!" Bumperstickers now


June 28, 2012 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

What are ya, CNN or Fox or something. this is like Dewey defeats... hell whoever he defeated or didn't defeat, doesn't matter because SCOTUS upheld healthcare for all.

The reactions from the fright wing is something to behold today and I can admit to a fair bit of gloating, before I got bounced from redstate and free republic. One guy going as far as screaming for armed insurrection and another talking about Roberts was blackmailed, where later today it will all come out and PO will be doing a perp walk. The best has been the whole, I'm moving to Canada meme, because these clowns have no clue that Canada has socialized med and higher taxes. Plus the Canadians are way smart and they prolly don't want morons up there.

June 28, 2012 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

I've cancelled my plans to move to Canada.

June 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: You're right, Republicans have mastered the art of the short simple soundbite. Democrats just can't get the hang of it.

J: Yahoo! Woot!

Snave: I'm greatly relieved. I was sure the SCOTUS would strike it down just like everyone was predicting.

Erik: LOL. They'll be selling like hotcakes; every teabagger will have one.

Jess: That's the trouble with being a teabagger; there's no other country they can move to if the U.S. isn't medieval enough for them.

jadedj: Me too.

June 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM  

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